It is a delight to introduce UCHV Fellows in Law, Ethics, and Public Policy who have been appointed for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Federico Fabbrini, Dublin City University, Ireland
Federico Fabbrini is a full professor of European Law at Dublin City University, in Ireland, where he is also the founding director of the Brexit Institute and the director of the Law Research Centre. Federico holds a PhD degree in Law from the European University Institute and previously held academic positions in the Netherlands and Denmark. Federico is the author of 3 monographs in English -- “Fundamental Rights in Europe” (Oxford University Press 2014), “Economic Governance in Europe” (Oxford University Press 2016) and “Brexit and the Future of the European Union” (Oxford University Press 2020) -- 3 monographs in Italian, and he has edited and co-edited a dozen books and special journal issues, including the 4-volumes book series “The Law & Politics of Brexit” (Oxford University Press 2017, 2020, 2021, and 2022). Federico is a frequent speaker in front of the EU institutions, has drafted reports for the European Parliament and the Presidency of the Eurogroup, and he regularly comments on EU affairs for the press. Federico has been awarded the 2019-2020 Charlemagne Prize Fellowship for his research on the future of Europe, the 2020-2021 DCU President’s Research Award and in 2021 was appointed a knight by the President of Italy in recognition of his scientific merits.
Gábor Mészáros, University of Pécs, Hungary
Gábor Mészáros was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence before his fellowship period. He is also an assistant professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Pécs in Hungary. His primary research interests are comparative constitutional law, human rights and the legal theory of the state of exception. He had various teaching activities (in Hungarian and English) in the last few years in these fields. The most relevant courses – offered for law students – were ‘Comparative Constitutional Law’, ‘Legal Philosophy’, ‘The Legal Theory of State of Exception’, ‘Judicial Balancing During Emergency’ and ‘Rule of Law and Constitutionalism’. He has also published more than one hundred articles and book chapters on these topics in English and Hungarian and has earned a PhD degree in law at the University of Debrecen in 2017 with the thesis of ‘Constitutional Responses of States to Crisis’. His first and latest book, ‘Constitutionality in Crisis? – States of Emergency in Constitutional Democracies’ (Hungarian, 2018) deals with the most critical issues regarding emergency politics in theory and practice. He joined the University of Pécs in 2015 after nearly ten years of legal practising period and a professional career at the Ministry of Justice, the National Court Office and the Regional Court of Balassagyarmat in Hungary. During his fellowship period at Princeton University, he will work on his book which compares the various regulatory and judicial review issues with special attention to emergency measures taken by states to handle the threat caused by the coronavirus pandemic. He is also an editor of Fundamentum, the Hungarian human rights quarterly.